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RetroArch

RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Blackberry
  • iPad
  • OpenPandora
  • Steam
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  • Playstation
  • Xbox
Avg rating of 3.2 (5)| 5 comments
Main view
Online updater
Screen keyboard
Playlist
Metadata
Mobile main view
Mobile shader options
Mobile online updater
Mobile gameplay
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RetroArch Features

  1.  Controller SupportRetroArch supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
  2.  Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

RetroArch information

  • Developed bylibretro
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.2
  • Alternatives137 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  7,262 Stars
  •  1,492 Forks
  •  2261 Open Issues
  •   Updated
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Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about RetroArch, and it has gotten 212 likes

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TerrifiedTyphlosion
  
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I just downloaded this and fiddled arond with it for 15 minutes, but I'm already impressed! The interface (the "Big Picture" one, I think it was called) is a beauty to look at. It reminds me of a PS4-style menu...I think. I don't own one, heh, but I see my roommate play on his every so often. Aside from that, if you prefer an old-fashioned interface, Retroarch offers that, too.

I just did a scouring of the options, and there's a wealth of them. One option that caught my eye was the "netplay". I just started getting into running my own server, so this sounds promising.

Per the Retroarch website it is just a front end so you will need to download specific "cores" to run a certain game that you want. However, Retroarch makes finding the core that you want easy; it provides a catalog of lots of cores to download and install.

There's more to this piece of software that I would like to learn about, but Retroarch has already left a strong first impression on me. I'm not sure why I didn't download this sooner!

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assrieldreamer
  
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Retroarch made things a lot easier for me since I wasn't great at handling emulator settings. Plus some cores are more updated compared to other emulators like the Desmume.

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Shit doesn't read my Switch Pro Controller anymore.

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Retroarch sucks on Linux. Never ever download it on Linux. I opened it and the whole screen was dark. I uninstalled it and tried installing it a second time. The exact same happened again

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distantignition

This is a common problem with a common fix.

I would imagine that they wouldn't develop software on Linux if the app showed up as a black screen for every user, release after release. Probably not a good development model.

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Jade5638
  
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Retro Arch is easy to use, has a nice interface, allows you to play a lot of games on different platforms and automatically configures a controller so you can play with it.I really recommend it.

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  • Game Emulator
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